For fashion is not good sense
absolute, but relative; not good sense
private, but good sense
Miss Emmerson had good sense
enough to perceive the value of such an acquaintance for her ward; but, unfortunately for her wish to establish an intimacy between her nieces, Julia had already formed a friendship at school, and did not conceive her heart was large enough to admit two at the same time to its sanctuary.
He would even risk his cakes and would deliberately desire the most fatal rubbish, the most uneconomical absurdity, simply to introduce into all this positive good sense
his fatal fantastic element.
He knew her to be clever, to have a quick apprehension as well as good sense
, and a fondness for reading, which, properly directed, must be an education in itself.
I am so persuaded that your own good sense
and right feeling, miss, will-- will keep you as square as possible--that I can have nothing but pleasure, I am sure, in hearing any observations you may wish to offer.
It ain't good sense
, it ain't good reason, it ain't good Christianity, it ain't common human charity.
I'm unfavorable to killin' a man as long as you can git aroun' it; it ain't good sense
, it ain't good morals.
There was a great deal of good sense
in all this; but there are some situations of the human mind in which good sense
has very little power; and Catherine's feelings contradicted almost every position her mother advanced.
Why, thou wilt make it well-nigh impossible through not being a knight nor having any desire to be one, nor possessing the courage nor the will to avenge insults or defend thy lordship; for thou must know that in newly conquered kingdoms and provinces the minds of the inhabitants are never so quiet nor so well disposed to the new lord that there is no fear of their making some move to change matters once more, and try, as they say, what chance may do for them; so it is essential that the new possessor should have good sense
to enable him to govern, and valour to attack and defend himself, whatever may befall him.
It is not to be doubted, that a single man of prudence and good sense
is better fitted, in delicate conjunctures, to balance the motives which may plead for and against the remission of the punishment, than any numerous body whatever.
Quite the contrary; our poet had too much good sense
and too threadbare a coat, not to attach particular importance to having the numerous allusions in his prologue, and, in particular, the glorification of the dauphin, son of the Lion of France, fall upon the most eminent ear.
Some of the latter had already been to see me, and reported strange things of my beauty, behaviour, and good sense
Nor should I have taken this trouble, but from some opinion of your good sense
, notwithstanding the dreadful slip you have made; and from some hopes of your hearty repentance, which are founded on the openness and sincerity of your confession.
I submit to you, my fellow-citizens, these considerations, in full confidence that the good sense
which has so often marked your decisions will allow them their due weight and effect; and that you will never suffer difficulties, however formidable in appearance, or however fashionable the error on which they may be founded, to drive you into the gloomy and perilous scene into which the advocates for disunion would conduct you.
When the illiterate and perhaps scornful trader has earned by enterprise and industry his coveted leisure and independence, and is admitted to the circles of wealth and fashion, he turns inevitably at last to those still higher but yet inaccessible circles of intellect and genius, and is sensible only of the imperfection of his culture and the vanity and insufficiency of all his riches, and further proves his good sense
by the pains which be takes to secure for his children that intellectual culture whose want he so keenly feels; and thus it is that he becomes the founder of a family.